Solutions for Overcoming Dental Fear

Pinnacle Dental can help you get the care you need.

Sedation Options

Dr. Powell has been administering various types of sedation for over 35 years. At Pinnacle Dental we understand that the dental office is not everyone’s favorite place to be. For this reason, we strive to go above and beyond to make each and every visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We take the time to get to know our patients and their fears, so that we may provide treatment in a manner that best suits you. Available at the office to help you deal with the anxiety connected to dental visits are the following: nitrous oxide and oral sedation.

Nitrous Oxide 

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, or nitrous, is a colorless gas you can breath to help you relax during your dental appointment. Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative and the depth of sedation can be increased or decreased as needed. It does not last long in the body and is flushed out with oxygen before your dental appointment is over. Therefore,  a driver is not required. 

Oral Sedation

When nitrous isn’t enough, you may want to try an oral sedative. Oral sedation is either given in a pill or liquid format and is typically a benzodiazepine. With this type of sedation, you usually will experience a sedative/amnestic effect. Most patients are very relaxed, and do not recall the details of the dental visit. The effects vary by individual. Oral sedation stays in your system longer than the nitrous oxide, so you will need a driver to take you to and from your appointment. 

Oral health is important for the health of your whole body. Don’t let fear stand in your way of good dental care! We can help you get the care that you need and make your appointments as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Call today to make an appointment. Pinnacle Dental Phone Number 253-572-2822